Hope you’ve been doing your leg presses because spring 2013 sure isn’t letting your thighs stay hidden. First there were short sets: the matchy, leg-exposing suits perfect for warm weather work days. And now – thanks to stars like Angelina Jolie and Jennifer Lopez who have turned the upper thigh into an accessory – we have the split skirt. Essentially, the split skirt is similar to a wrap or faux-wrap skirt, but a little more risque due to the obvious emphasis on the upper leg with the strategically placed split. We saw this look all over the spring runways from designers like Eudon Choi, Preen, Osman and Alexander Wang. The good thing is that, though there is some thigh action, this look is still more toned down than going full-on Jessica Rabbit. Pair with a blazer and simple top to turn it into a day-appropriate look your grandmother would (maybe) approve of. Click through the slideshow to see some of our favorite split skirts.
For more trends, check out the hologram look that’s sticking around through fall, how to rock those trendy backless shirts and the whole new crop of printed denim.
[Photo: Cupcakes and Cashmere]